German automaker, Volkswagen will launch 2 brand new SUVs – the T-ROC and the Tiguan AllSpace in the Indian market in the next couple of months. Bookings for the SUVs have also been started. Before these SUVs, Volkswagen will upgrade the popular Polo hatchback and the Vento sedan for the upcoming BS6 norms. The BS6 Volkswagen Polo and VW Vento will be launched in the next couple of weeks.
Volkswagen has officially announced to phase out the 7-speed DSG gearbox in the Polo and Vento. This twin-clutch automatic unit was offered with the discontinued 1.5-litre TDI diesel and 1.2-litre TSI petrol engines. The upgraded models will receive the new 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. Also See – Volkswagen T-ROC – 10-things to know
The new 3-cylinder, direct-injection turbocharged petrol engine is capable of producing 115bhp of power and 200Nm of torque, which is significantly higher than the 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder TSI petrol engine. Instead of the DSG automatic gearbox, the new engine will be offered with 2 transmission options – a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque convertible automatic. The torque convertor automatic gearbox will be affordable than the DSG automatic gearbox. In fact, the BS6 Polo and Vento AT will be around 50,000 cheaper than the BS4 models mated to a DSG automatic unit.
Not just pricing, the 7-speed DSG unit also faced several issues in the Indian stop-go traffic conditions. The new engine with torque convertor automatic will also power the Taigun SUV, which is scheduled to be launched in early 2021. The higher-end variants of the SUV will be equipped with a 130bhp, 1.5-litre TSI engine paired to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The same engine-gearbox combinations will also be offered with the Skoda Vision IN.